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Mom’s influence on our money handling skills can be good or bad

Connie Prater

I can thank my mother for helping me become the tightwad that I am today. I’m not alone.

As a new CreditCards.com poll shows, the family member identified the most for influencing our financial habits and money management prowess is dear ol’ Mom. The poll of 1,004 adults found that more than a quarter (26 percent) chose mom as the chief influencer of their money handling skills. Dad was second with 21 percent.

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